Only one COVID-19 patient in Ottawa hospitals Saturday

Ottawa's hospitals are nearly COVID-19 free.

On Friday, hospitals reported zero COVID-19 cases in intensive care and now Ottawa Public Health is reporting a single COVID-19 patient is currently hospitalized.

This comes amid a bump in cases compared to the last two days, with 14 new confirmed infections.

No new deaths due to COVID-19 were reported in Ottawa on Saturday.

To date, Ottawa has seen 27,693 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 591 resident deaths since the pandemic began.

Twenty-one more cases are considered resolved, pushing Ottawa's number of active cases to a level not seen since the start of the first wave in March 2020.

The City of Ottawa said on Twitter Saturday morning that 40 per cent of all adults 18 and older in Ottawa were fully vaccinated.

Across the province, health officials confirmed another 209 infections and said another nine Ontarians have died due to COVID-19. There are 262 more resolved cases across the province. Public Health Ontario added 11 cases to its total for Ottawa on Saturday. Figures from OPH often differ from those provided by Public Health Ontario because the two health agencies pull data for their daily reports at different times of the day.

Across the region, only one new case was officially reported in the Renfrew County and District Health Unit. The province removed seven cases from its total for the Eastern Ontario Health Unit and removed one from the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health total. No new cases were reported in the Hastings Prince Edward Public Health region or in the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit's region.

OTTAWA'S KEY COVID-19 STATISTICS

Step Two of Ontario's Roadmap to Reopen plan began at 12:01 a.m. June 30.

Ottawa Public Health data:

  • COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (June 25 to July 1): 4.5 (down from 4.6)
  • Positivity rate in Ottawa (June 25 to July 1): 0.5 per cent
  • Reproduction number (seven day average): 0.71

Reproduction values greater than 1 indicate the virus is spreading and each case infects more than one contact. If it is less than 1, it means spread is slowing.

COVID-19 VACCINES IN OTTAWA

Ottawa Public Health updates vaccine numbers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

As of July 2:

  • Ottawa residents with 1 dose (12+): 731,735 
  • Ottawa residents with 2 doses (12+): 302,943 
  • Share of population 12 and older with at least one dose: 79 per cent
  • Share of population 12 and older fully vaccinated: 36 per cent
  • Total doses received in Ottawa: 976,570

*Total doses received does not include doses shipped to pharmacies and primary care clinics, but statistics on Ottawa residents with one or two doses includes anyone with an Ottawa postal code who was vaccinated anywhere in Ontario.

ACTIVE CASES OF COVID-19 IN OTTAWA

The number of known active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa is the lowest it's been since the first wave in 2020.

There are 56 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Saturday, down from 63 active cases on Friday.

OPH reported that 21 more people recovered after testing positive for COVID-19. The total number of resolved cases of coronavirus in Ottawa is now 27,046.

The number of active cases is the number of total laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 minus the numbers of resolved cases and deaths. A case is considered resolved 14 days after known symptom onset or positive test result.

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HOSPITALIZATIONS IN OTTAWA

Ottawa Public Health reported one person in Ottawa hospitals with COVID-19 related illnesses on Saturday, down from two on Friday.

There are no patients in the intensive care unit.

Hospitalizations (and ICU admissions) by age category:

  • 0-9: 0 
  • 10-19: 0
  • 20-29: 0
  • 30-39: 0
  • 40-49: 0
  • 50-59: 0
  • 60-69: 0
  • 70-79: 0
  • 80-89: 1
  • 90+: 0

These data are based on figures from Ottawa Public Health's COVID-19 dashboard, which refer to residents of Ottawa and do not include patient transfers from other regions.

VARIANTS OF CONCERN

Ottawa Public Health data*:

  • Total Alpha (B.1.1.7) cases: 6,635 (+1)
  • Total Beta (B.1.351) cases: 393 
  • Total Gamma (P.1) cases: 33 
  • Total Delta (B.1.617.2) cases: 23
  • Percent of new cases with variant/mutation in last 30 days: 52 per cent
  • Total variants of concern/mutation cases: 7,695 (+2)
  • Deaths linked to variants/mutations: 87

*OPH notes that that VOC and mutation trends must be treated with caution due to the varying time required to complete VOC testing and/or genomic analysis following the initial positive test for SARS-CoV-2. Test results may be completed in batches and data corrections or updates can result in changes to case counts that may differ from past reports.

COVID-19 CASES IN OTTAWA BY AGE CATEGORY

  • 0-9 years old: Three new cases (2,286 total cases)
  • 10-19 years-old: Three new cases (3,559 total cases)
  • 20-29 years-old: Three new case (6,226 total cases)
  • 30-39 years-old: One new case (4,232 total cases)
  • 40-49 years-old: Two new cases (3,633 total cases)
  • 50-59 years-old: Three new cases (3,326 total cases)
  • 60-69-years-old: Zero new cases (1,958 total cases)
  • 70-79 years-old: Zero new cases (1,092 total cases)
  • 80-89 years-old: Zero new cases (858 total cases)
  • 90+ years old: Zero new cases (520 total cases)
  • Unknown: Zero new cases (3 cases total)  

CASES OF COVID-19 AROUND THE REGION

  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit: Seven cases removed from total
  • Hastings Prince Edward Public Health: Zero new cases
  • Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health: One case removed from total
  • Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit: Zero new cases
  • Renfrew County and District Health Unit: One new case
  • Outaouais (Gatineau and western Quebec): The Quebec government no longer provides daily COVID-19 figures on weekends.

INSTITUTIONAL OUTBREAKS

Ottawa Public Health is reporting COVID-19 outbreaks at institutions in Ottawa, including long-term care homes, retirement homes, daycares, hospitals and schools.

Active community outbreaks are:

  • Social Event - Private: One outbreak
  • Workplace - Retail: One outbreak

The schools and childcare spaces currently experiencing outbreaks are:

  • No outbreaks in child care and school spaces

The long-term care homes, retirement homes, hospitals, and other spaces currently experiencing outbreaks are:

  • Shelter A-18110 (June 13)

As of April 7, two cases of COVID-19 in a resident or staff member of a long-term care home, retirement home with an with an epidemiological link, within a 14-day period, where at least one case could have reasonably acquired their infection in the facility is considered an outbreak in a long-term care home or retirement home. One laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19 in a staff member or resident of other institutions such as shelters, group homes, is considered an outbreak. In childcare settings, two children or staff or household member cases of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 within a 14-day period where at least one case could have reasonably acquired their infection in the childcare establishment is considered an outbreak in a childcare establishment.